President Michael Sata has said that the purported letter by a shadow group calling itself “Tongas under Oath” was drafted in Lusaka and not Southern province.
President Sata said that the group is just using the good people of Southern Province to propagate ethnic hatred.He was speaking at State House when he swore in newly appointed Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba and Southern Province Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga.
Mr Sata has emphasised that the Tonga speaking people have always been peaceful.
And Mr Sata has told the newly appointed Justice Minister and Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu not to interfere with the judiciary and the police.
President Sata directed Mr Kabimba to ensure justice is accessed by all Zambians regardless of their social status.
And speaking to ZNBC news after being sworn in, Mr Kabimba said he wants to see a people-driven judicial reforms process.
He said that it will not be possible for reforms to be spearheaded internally or by the judiciary itself.
Meanwhile Police in Southern Province have made headways in pursuing members of a shadow group calling itself ‘Tongas under oath.
Southern Province Police Commissioner CHARITY KATANGA said that her officers have closed in on the suspects believed to be Mazabuka residents.
The undercover group is demanding that Chirundu and Itezhi Tezhi be re-aligned back to Southern Province.
And Kalomo UPND Member of Parliament Request Muntanga has urged all the security wings to bring to book the individuals trying to divide Zambians on ethnic lines.
Mr Muntanga was speaking with ZNBC news in a walk in interview at Mass Media Complex in Lusaka on Wednesday.